SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.45 issue2-3How can God allow it? A bibliological enrichment of the theodicy issue from a comparison between the Book of Revelation and 4 EzraThe human dignity of the human embryo: The debate thus far author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

In die Skriflig

On-line version ISSN 1018-6441

Abstract

LOTTER, G.A.  and  HOEPFNER, H.G.. Pastoral guidance of the adopted child with regard to the Fatherhood of God. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.2-3, pp. 551-568. ISSN 1018-6441.

In this article the significance of the Fatherhood of God for adopted children and the way they may be guided pastorally, is researched. The ongoing debate regarding adopted children and specific issues with them, like identity, rejection and loss, will be discussed. The father-image adopted children have of the biological and the adoptive father is respectively investigated, followed by a discussion of how the adopted child's image of God may be influenced by the image of an earthly father. Guidelines for the pastoral guidance regarding the Fatherhood of God and the forming of identity, as well as dealing with rejection and loss, are given. The article ends with some conclusions.

        · abstract in Afrikaans     · text in Afrikaans     · Afrikaans ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License